Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an aggravating and mildly debilitating disorder, but with the correct treatment and medications, it can be remedied.
Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center of Neurology provides treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) while working with patients to improve their quality of life.
Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, “…occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand that houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers.”
The NINDS also adds, “The median nerve provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and to most of the fingers. Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness, tingling, weakness, and sometimes pain in the hand and wrist. CTS makes it difficult for some people to drive, read a book, grasp small objects, or do other tasks. Sometimes no direct cause of CTS can be found; contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist that causes swelling, as well as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and fluid retention during pregnancy.”
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually involves combined treatment therapy regimens that include medication, physical therapy, rehabilitation and if necessary, surgery. “Stretching exercises, taking frequent rest breaks, wearing splints to keep wrists straight, and using correct posture and wrist position can help prevent or worsen symptoms,” adds the NINDS.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Women
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the WomensHealth.Gov website, women are more prone to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men. “Although there is limited research on why this is the case, scientists have several ideas. It may be that the wrist bones are naturally smaller in most women, creating a tighter space through which the nerves and tendons must pass.
The site further adds, “Other researchers are looking at genetic links that make it more likely for women to have musculoskeletal injuries such as CTS. Women also deal with strong hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause that make them more likely to suffer from CTS. Generally, women are at higher risk of CTS between the ages of 45 and 54. Then, the risk increases for both men and women as they age.”
Why Choose Oceanside Center of Neurology For Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment?
Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD of Oceanside Center of Neurology has the experience and the skill set to offer patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome layered therapy options that may include, medicines, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and exercise. He combines his medical skill set and proven track record of success, with the most innovative and ground-breaking technologies to effectively treat your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Contact Your Oceanside Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist
Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD offers comprehensive Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment and management. After successfully evaluating and examine patients, he works to devise a plan of action that will help with alleviating CTS and its symptoms. So contact Dr. Balfour at Oceanside Center of Neurology today, for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment!